Events & Programs

Spring 2018

Commencement/Reunion Weekend 
The Department of Africana Studies' Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, May 27th
Churchill House BassPas
*Starting immediately following university exercises - approximately 2:15pm

Reception
*Starting immediately following diploma ceremony - approximately 3:15pm

A Change is Gonna Come: The Music & Movements of 1968
FOUR NIGHTS OF LISTENING & CONVERSATION 

 Forums focused on listening, appreciating & reflecting critically on the music of '68. 


WEDNESDAY // 05.23.18 // 7PM
REGGAE with IBO COOPER, co-founder THIRD WORLD BAND 
Grammy nominated keyboardist, composer and producer, Ibo Cooper and band plays live for listening and dynamic discussion around historical and political perspectives of Reggae. 

THURSDAY // 05.24.18 // 7PM
JAZZ with ERIC JACKSON, host of WGBH'S Eric in the Evening 
Award winning Dean of Boston Jazz Radio, Eric Jackson spins moods, colors, rhythms with the spontaneity of jazz evoking active listening and lively discussion around the importance of Jazz and Jazz artists of 1968. 


FRIDAY // 05.25.18 // 7PM
POPULAR DANCES with VICKI MEEK, activist 
Black popular music in the late 60’s began to reflect the politics of the time and the dances of the day exhibited movements that emphasized power and creativity. Vicki Meek demonstrates some of these dances and provides cultural context in this interactive session. Come to “shake a tail feather”! 

SATURDAY // 05.26.18 // 11AM
R&B & SOUL with DERMOT HUSSEY, Sirius XM Radio Host 
Satellite Radio Pioneer and Sirius XM Host and Musicologist, Dermot Hussey spins iconic music and discusses songs with meaning, their social context of protest and pride. This cluster of music between primarily between 1966 to 1970 is good listening and fuels dynamic conversation. 

Part of the Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre's "50 Years Since '68" project - for more information, visit:
www.brown.edu/go/50since68

FREE AND OPEN TO EVERYONE

50 Years Since '68- Music is sponsored in part by the Office of the President Brown University, and the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.


50 Years Since '68: 
Launch Reception 

A series of scholarly, performative & celebratory events that examines and reflects on the significance of the year 1968.  A watershed moment in history. 

May 10th | 4:30-6:30PM
Churchill House, 155 Angell St. 

*Invite Only* 
RSVP: africana_studies@brown.edu
 

 

Jelili Atiku: In Conversation

Nigerian multimedia Artist-in-Residence Jelili Atiku makes art that promotes freedom of expression and addresses human rights and social justice issues. Come join in the discussion of his work and upcoming projects. 

April 17th, 2018- 4:30PM
George H. Bass Performing Arts Center, Churchill House 


Public Performance: "Shoot the Breeze"  featuring Atiku and Brown students 

April 17, 2018- 12:00PM
Main Green, Brown University

The Black Lavender Experience 
April 11-14

FREE and Open to Everyone

More information to come, regular updates posted to Facebook !

*Schedule of Events 
now available!*



The Jazz of Physics: 
The Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe
Book Talk and Performance by Stephon Alexander Trio 

Professor of Physics at Brown University, Stephon Alexander revisits the ancient interconnection between music and the evolution of astrophysics and the laws of motion. 

4:00 PM, March 9, 2018
The BassPas @ Churchill House
155 Angell Street - Providence

FREE and Open to Everyone

***Friday, 3/2 Performance CANCELED due to incliment weather ***

Ashes: A Journey to Self-Love
ChoreoDrama written by Zoë Flowers
Vignettes co-written by Sherri Pullum

Directed by Lily Mengesha,PhD‘18
CAST: Becky Bass‘13; Jackie Davis; Mysia Anderson,PhD‘22; Pamela Lambert

Produced by ​t​he Department of Africana Studies’​ ​Rites and Reason TheatreBrown University

7:00PM, March 2 & 3, 2018
3:00PM, March 4 with Folkthought
The BassPas @ Churchill House
155 Angell Street - Providence

FREE and Open to Everyone

Fall 2017 

The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre's ANNUAL HOLIDAYPARTY!

Weds., December 6, 2017
From 5:00PM to 9:00PM

FREE and Open to Everyone

RSVP via Facebook or Evite
For more information, email:
africana_studies@brown.edu

SNEABJ Presents: RACE IN THE MEDIA, 4th Annual Forum

Keynote Speaker Donte Stallworth, Moderator Jay Harris and featured panelists will discuss: NFL stance on the national anthem; Colin Kaepernick; The White House's treatment of the media

Free and Open to Everyone

RSVP REQUIRED: SNEABJ@gmail.com

The Department of Africana Studies/Rites and Reason Theatre's Fall Open House

Wednesday, September 20 
@ 5PM to 7PM
Churchill House BassPas
155 Angell Street

RSVP via email or Facebookafricana_studies@brown.edu 

FREE and Open to Everyone

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 2017 @ 4PM
BROWN BOOKSTORE | 244 THAYER ST.

Insurgent Knowledges: Book Talk

DAMIEN M. SOJOYNER, 
ANTHROPOLOGY, UC-IRVINE
First Strike: 
Educational Enclosures in 
Black Los Angeles


SABINA E. VAUGHT, 
EDUCATION, TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Compulsory: 
Education and the Dispossession of 
Youth in a PrisonSchool

FREE and Open to Everyone thanks to the generous support of Brown's Dept. ofAfricana Studies; Dept. of Education; Dept. of Anthropology; and the CSSJ

Click on the link for more information.